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In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
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Enabled in part by Linux, the Beagle 2 Mars Lander is due to land on Christmas Day

On 26 December, if all goes well and if a single workstation running Linux proves itself up to the task of running a space probe, the world will learn that "the Beagle has landed."

The workstation in question is installed at the Lander Operations Control Centre, part of Britain's new National Space Center in Leicester, England. It uses something called SCOS (Spacecraft Control Operating System) which sits on top of Linux, and there are two more Linux-based systems as back-up.

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mmm......... I see u baby,, the penguine that can fly :) - looks like someone had a change of plan with zillions of hits expected!

Hmmm, I wonder if SCO can sue to prevent the landing? This may be infringement of their rights.

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kiran wrote: mmm......... I see u baby,, the penguine that can fly :)
Observer wrote: - looks like someone had a change of plan with zillions of hits expected!
art wrote: Hmmm, I wonder if SCO can sue to prevent the landing? This may be infringement of their rights.
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